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OnLive is officially shutting down at the end of the month after a buyout from Sony. Nintendo discusses the future of the Wii U, and Halo 5 gets an official release date. These stories and more in this edition of the weekly recap.
When it comes to competition, sometimes the best form of competition is no competition. Well, that's how Sony sees the digital streaming landscape because they bought out OnLive just to shut it down, giving PlayStation Now one less competitor to worry about.
OnLive is set to become a battlefield as Gaijin Entertainment announces the launch of War Thunder on the game streaming service, offering up free-to-play plane and tank combat for all to enjoy.
If youíre rocking the OnLive game streaming service and are looking for a new fighting game, then eigoMANGA has just the brawler for you. Itís called Vanguard Princess and itís available starting today on all OnLive supported devices.
You know how when it was time to graduate into a bigger, better gaming experience, you would sometimes offload your old collection to a friend or family member. Well, you can't do that with today's games...not the digital ones, anyway. In fact, one gaming journalist went so far as to contact big gaming companies about a right to transfer if he unfortunately bites the dust, and the response he receives from one of the companies is a bit unsettling.
The OnLive saga has taken a steep turn in an unforeseen direction. The company isn't shutting down but is being taken over by a new private equity firm as a means of getting out of their heavy debt. In the process, however, all the OnLive employees have been laid off save for a few key figures and most won't be getting their jobs back under the new leadership.
OnLive, one of the leading Cloud-based gaming services will be providing content for Ouya users at launch. That's right, the hundreds of games via OnLive's Cloud library will be at the fingertips of Ouya users. That automatically makes Ouya a console with the largest launch line-up in the history of gaming.
Civilization V is expanding, conquering new territory on the cloud-based gaming frontier with a recent release on OnLive. Even cooler news is the fact that Sid Meier's world conquering simulator is 100 percent free through the game streaming service with the purchase of Civ V's first expansion, Gods and Kings.
OnLive sent out word that L.A. Noire: Touch Edition is currently available for use via the OnLive cloud streaming service on mobile tablets, PCs, Macs and TV.
"The Troubles With Clones," the last announced DLC for Saints Row: The Third, will be debuting this week. "Clones" uses a little sci-fi magic to bring back Third Street Saint Johnny Gat.
Saints Row: The Third who would rather be playing a Twilight game will soon find relief. Volition is planning to release a Bloodsucker DLC pack for the game this week.
Back in 2010, Volition auctioned off a Saints Row: The Third role for charity. The winner, CheapAssGamer's CheapyD, is the star of a new, free DLC pack. The CheapyD DLC pack will arrive on all platforms on January 17th.
If you wanted to play console games on your mobile phone, well it looks like the option has come a lot sooner than most people expected with the OnLive cloud app now available for Android smartphones and tablets.
Steam isn't the only digital service that can offer next-to-nothing prices and deals on old, new and popular games alike. OnLive has announced that their usual $5 Friday will be extended to run all week long, with a different game each day getting the $5 treatment.
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Braid, Borderlands and other top notch, triple-A game titles are all currently available on OnLive for up to 75% due to the labor day holiday. The best part about it is that you don't need a high-end PC, laptop or expensive game console to even play these games.